We're Tara & Renata

IT’S NICE TO MEET YOU

photographers & adventurerers 

We met through mutual friends in college and have continued a friendship for more than a decade. For years, we had separate photography businesses and in late 2015, we joined our businesses into one. We are so similar and complimentary to each other’s talents and personalities, and yet we also strengthen one other and fill in the gaps wherever the other is lacking. We are two friends who love people and love photographing weddings.

MEET

Tara, a native to the Annapolis area, is married to her high school sweetheart, Ben. Tara is mom to two daughters, Alice and Ellie. They live in a house they built on the family farm, complete with cows in the backyard (and of course, their loveably giant Labradoodle, too)! Tara is outgoing and friendly, she cherishes relationships, and is passionate about life and living it to the fullest. She loves to travel, from Sweden all the way to China, photographing it all along the way.  

Renata was born in Brazil, speaking both Portuguese and English, but has lived in Maryland most of her life. Renata married her high school sweetheart, Tom, and together they have 4 kids, Hayden, Jack, Ellie and Cameron. She enjoys homeschooling her children, her creativity flowing well beyond photography. Renata is joy-filled and the kindest heart you’ll ever meet. She photographed her first wedding in 2008 and has never looked back!

MEET

BROWSE OUR FAVORITE THINGS

Our Bibles

 We strive to glorify God in everything we do, especially in our business. We are who we are completely by the grace and mercy of Jesus, and we love because God first loved us.

well read and well loved

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Laughter

Whether it's Jimmy Fallon or the funny moments our own children create, we love to laugh! 

THE BEST MEDICINE

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Coffee

We have both spent time working as baristas in coffee shops, and whether a moment alone with a good book, or shared with a friend, we love coffee.

strong, sweet & daily

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The Beach

We love a day at the beach with our families. We never tire of the sound of waves crashing, the warm sunshine, sand-covered skin, and of course laughter. 

sun, sand & waves

BROWSE OUR FAVORITE THINGS

Good Music

We love a true variety of music, but we can most definitely be caught moving to the music at a wedding reception! Actually, Renata can do "The Carlton" flawlessly! 

especially if it makes us dance

OUR STORY:

The Reason Why

we do what we do

Like anyone, really, we both have pieces of our past that can only be told through the story of photographs. Whether it's loss of loved ones or events we simply weren't present for, the photographs are all we have. We love that you can look at a photo and it will evoke the emotions that were actually felt on that day. A photograph can portray feeling- and we think that is pretty incredible. Even for the events we were a part of, the photos are the memories that quite literally get captured, forever. We desire to serve our couples by providing images that are more than just "trendy", but timeless images that will tell the story for generations to come.